Academic Advising

Our purpose is to effectively promote, support, facilitate and guide students, as well as faculty, in their professional growth, development and success.


When to Contact an Advisor

An overview of people, services offered and hours for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences advising office.

Reasons to Contact an Advisor

Reasons why you should reach out to your advisor and when to contact a major advisor versus a general college advisor.

Undergraduate Advising by Major

A list of CALS undergraduate majors in alphabetical order with the major advisor's contact information. Appointment scheduling info.

Graduate Advising

A list of our graduate programs in alphabetical order with the appropriate advisor's contact information.

General Advising Timeline

What to expect over the span of four years to keep you on track as an undergraduate.
1st Year:
  • Explore interests, strengths and potential careers
  • Make a tentative plan of classes, year by year
  • Build a résumé
  • Get involved with clubs, organizations and volunteering
  • Look into study abroad, internships and/or research
2nd Year:
  • Finalize and declare major(s) and minor(s)
  • Update résumé
  • Seek internships, research and/or study abroad program
  • Stay involved in activities that suit your interests and goals
3rd Year:
  • Research career options and graduate programs
  • Talk to pre-professional advisers or Career Services
  • Update résumé
  • Continue research, internships, volunteering and club involvement
  • Take graduate exams
4th Year:
  • Meet with your advisor to complete your degree check
  • Apply for graduation
  • Submit résumés and begin interviewing
  • Apply for graduate or professional schools